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Finding our Highly Sensitive Voice: Building Sensory Literacy


Deep listening to highly sensitive children allowed me to deal with life from their perspective and to become their advocate. This process is important, as we model for them how to communicate their specific needs, they will develop the vocabulary to built their own voice and eventually advocate for their own needs. Building sensory literary … Continue reading

Reblogged: Why Stress at School is Toxic to Kids with ADHD or LD from ADDtitude


Excerpt from: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11630.html Chronic stress at school can make our kids dread going — and change their brains for the worse. But parents and teachers can help break down the barriers that stop children with ADHD or LD from succeeding. For over 35 years, I’ve carried out comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of kids and young adults, … Continue reading

Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC


Phil Borges, filmmaker and photographer, has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures for over 25 years. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books have been published in four languages. Phil’s recent project, Inner Worlds, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness and mental illness.

TedTalks Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime


Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve … Continue reading

Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxiety


Reblogged article Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxiety by Douglas Eby   Source: Rutgers Along with the many benefits of our high sensitivity trait, we may also be especially susceptible to anxiety. One aspect of a highly sensitive nervous system can be a strong startle response, as noted in an item … Continue reading

Part 4: Intensity as a pathway to personal change


Making sense of environmental toxics The denaturalization our environments has serious consequences to our entire body, mind and spirituality which originally formed out of our communion with nature. Adding sensorial settings to the realm of influence, it becomes evident that environments can be very toxic to humans.  Why wouldn’t our young be influenced by changes in … Continue reading

Part 3:Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload


Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload In The Globe and Mail article ” Why is walking in the woods so good for you?”, Alex Hutchinson explores the results from a study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took … Continue reading

Part 2: Toxic Environments


Environmental pollution as an assault on the senses It has been know for along time that our environments influence us. Leanne Rivlin theorized that the environmental cognition involved in human cognition plays a crucial role in environmental perception.  As early as 1947, Roger Barker who created the field of ecological psychology demonstrated that social settings … Continue reading

Part 1: Multi Sensory Intelligence


These sensory abilities are not disabilities Current research is starting to understand that many “disabilities” are special abilities or different ways of perceiving the world, not defects. Finally, an approach that helps to reduce the labeling of children which is often damaging to their self-esteem, and instead work on developing their gifts. It is clear that … Continue reading

Making Sense of a Toxic Life


As the first part of our experiment in Nicaragua is coming to an end, I am noticing many changes in us. The boys are much calmer these days. We have come very far the three of us. This experience is by far the hardest we are going through together but also the most rewarding, we … Continue reading

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